Joseph Sirotkin founded DynaServ more than 45 years ago, on the principle that customer service stands out when it comes to landscape maintenance. His staffers are subject to background checks, formal training, and wacky inflatable hurdles before they begin work, during which they proudly wear official uniforms. They install and maintain landscapes for homes and businesses, performing services that include irrigation, pest control, and hurricane restoration. The company’s garden center also boasts 25 acres of plants, pots, figurines, and accessories to outfit green-thumbed shoppers.
Though it gets its name from its pole-fitness classes, Polestars is hardly a one-trick pony. True, many guests might be attracted to the way the pole-dance sessions, taught with an artistic and athletic approach, build strength, flexibility, and sensuality through fun and inhibition-shattering routines. But they're just as likely to visit for the bounty of other unorthodox fitness classes. In Fly Gym, for instance, students support themselves on ceiling-mounted fabric slings or with their own powers of levitation as they perform yoga poses, strength exercises, and even traditional pole-dance moves high above the ground. Kangoo Jumps sessions fit students with specially designed bouncing boots for a low-impact, gravity-defying workout, and Hoopnotica helps participants hone body awareness and rhythm savvy with the simple aid of a hula hoop. Whatever class they choose, guests can rest their minds knowing they're attending an environmentally friendly fitness studio: the lights are energy efficient, the dance floor is made of sustainably grown bamboo, and the cleaning products are nontoxic and biodegradable.
Like a community college's brochure, Greenlands has something for everybody. The boutique store stocks high-end cosmetics, skincare products, and vitamins that span the alphabet and then some. As customers hop from aisle to aisle, they'll stumble upon a wide selection of well-loved household goods including Pantene shampoo, diapers, cold medicine, Samsonite luggage, and electronics. A more exotic offering, yoga mats beckon to tense limbs from the tidy shelves. Children's toys beg for the attention of passing toddlers, and Ray-Ban sunglasses stylishly wait to shield eyes from the bright sun.
Beneath the tall palm trees that dot Amelia's SmartyPlants' outdoor garden lies a vast stock of lush plants and vibrant blooms handpicked by an expert staff. The 2-acre independent gardening center amasses plant species both familiar and unusual, helping homeowners beautify their yards and the environment with native florals, ornamental shrubs and trees, and colorful glass garden art that adds color and whimsy to natural plots. Aside from dishing out advice in a monthly newsletter or through their regular in-shop seminars, the plant pros can offer tips on garden design, fertilization, and how to control pests via hypnosis or the shop’s selection of organic and synthetic products. An indoor shopping area also awaits to show off shelves stocked with tools and garden accessories––many made in the United States—such as fountains and statues, all waiting to add interest to landscapes or the miniature dioramas of middle-school giants.
Signature service: Property Sitting and Management services
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Don't leave your property Un supervised when you leave in the spring